August Partner Spotlight: News from Blitz, CloudBees and More

In our August partner news update, we get the latest from Blitz, CloudBees, Tier 3, and cloudControl.

Best Practice: Running and Analyzing Load Tests on Your cloudControl App
cloudControl shows us how to use their Blitz.io and New Relic add-ons to run free load test on their Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution.

The Cloud as a Tectonic Shift in IT: The Industrialization of IT
In the first part of his series, CloudBees CEO, Sacha Labourey, examines the huge disruption happening across the IT industry today, looks at the effect it’s having on traditional IT concepts, and reviews the new IT service and consumption models that have emerged as the result of the cloud.

White Paper: Understanding the Impact of PaaS on Total Cost of Ownership
As PaaS becomes the preferred model for taking advantage of the cloud, many businesses are still unclear how the legacy cost models they are used to for on-premise deployments map to the cloud. This white paper from our partner CloudBees looks at the advantages PaaS provides in accelerating time-to-market and delivering better quality software more quickly, while taking advantage of significant near-term and long-term savings.

Webinar: Design Patterns for PaaS Clouds
In this archived webinar, Michael Neale, a Senior Developer at CloudBees, discusses architectural practices that are essential for effective PaaS app development.

Try Blitz
Thinking about migrating to the cloud? Need a sample app to test with? Try running a load test against a real WordPress app. (Hosted on the OpenShift platform with 1 gear.)

Adding New Relic Analytics to Blitz
This post explains how New Relic Pro customers can use Blitz to run as many load tests as they want, while automating load and performance testing into their continuous deployment. New Relic data can then be overlaid on Blitz’s standard response time charts.

A Look at Web Fabric Application Monitoring
In this post, Tier 3 takes a quick look at how they’ve incorporated New Relic’s monitoring data into the Tier 3 Control Portal.

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